Sexist tweet row: RGV apologises to those who 'genuinely got offended'

| Updated: Mar 10, 2017 02:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 9 (ANI): After making a sexist and misogynistic remark on International Women's Day that didn't go too well with the public, Ram Gopal Varma has apologised to "those who genuinely got offended." The 'Satya' director took to his Twitter handle to say, "Was just expressing my feelings but I apologise to all who were offended due to my unintended insensitive tweets in context of women's day." "My apology is only to those who genuinely got offended and not to those who ranted for publicity nd threatened to take law into their hands," he added. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Was just expressing my feelings but I apologise to all who were offended due to my unintended insensitive tweets in context of women&#39;s day</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/839840880299167744">March 9, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My apology is only to those who genuinely got offended and not to those who ranted for publicity nd threatened to take law into their hands</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/839841675442741249">March 9, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier, replying to his controversial tweet on actress Sunny Leone, the 54-year-old director said that the flak arose from "ultimate hypocrisy." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The negative noise towards my tweet on <a href="https://twitter.com/SunnyLeone">@SunnyLeone</a> arises from ultimate hypocrisy.She has more honesty and more self respect than any woman</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/839403878659432449">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Famous for his nasty tweets, the filmmaker, on the occasion of International Women's Day, expressed his opinion and stated he wishes it to be celebrated as a Men's Day. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don&#39;t know what men should be doing to women that day but I wish one day in year is celebrated as <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MensWomensDay?src=hash">#MensWomensDay</a></p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/839293006381359104">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 'Sarkar 3' director also said that every woman should know how to keep men happy just like Sunny Leone. This tweet, as expected, did not go down well with the Twitterati who suggested that he must say this to his mother and daughters as well. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/839294572031164416">March 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> (ANI)
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